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Dec 5, 2012 1:40am PST
plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. but right now they're miles apart and digging in their heels. president obama told bloomberg tv a deal is possible, but -- >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. >> reporter: that plan sent to the white house offers a total of $2.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade. that includes $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and $800 billion in new tax revenue, but here's the key. no rate increases in the top 2% of taxpayers. that's non-negotiable for president obama. >> we're not going to be able to got a deal without it. >> reporter: the white house says the republicans' math just doesn't add up. >> it's magic beans and fairy dust. >> reporter: negotiations have reached a stalemate. >> there's nothing going on privately that is not going on publicly. >> reporter: there is no plan at this time for congressional leaders to meet with the president at the white house, and it doesn't sound like he's sending out invitations any time soon. >> i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. >> reporter: earlier, the president met wi
Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal avoiding the fiscal cliff. mr. obama and house speaker john boehner took a step yesterday, speaking about the standoff on the phone. i guess at least they weren't texting, right? while the details of their chat remain private, both men continued to talk past each other in public. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%. >> there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes, and have the same people pay more, more of their money to the federal government, without raising tax rates, which we believe will harm our economy. >> treasury secretary tim geithner also weighed in yesterday saying the president is willing to allow the nation to go over the cliff if republicans don't agree to raise taxes on the wealthy. >>> we are learning new details about colorado's shooting suspect james holmes now that thousands of e-mails in the case have been released. messages indicate holmes may have had a brief romantic relationship in the days before the tragedy. we have learned that in early june, holmes began specifically ta
Dec 13, 2012 1:40am PST
until the fiscal cliff, now both sides in this standoff seem no closer to a deal. the public rhetoric, though, is ramping up, while the private talks seem to be at a standstill over the same tax hangups. >> the president and i had a frank conversation about how far apart we are. >> he has made abundantly clear both in his policy presentations and in what he has said to you and to the american public that he is willing to make tough choices on the spending side. >>> the overseas markets though, don't seem to be too concerned about the lack of progress. stocks actually are mostly up, in fact. >> there's all kinds of polls out there. we have an abc news poll, fox news poll. i think overwhelmingly, the majority of americans support president obama on raising the taxes on the wealthiest. but i thought this was interesting. a majority of republicans think cuts to entitlement programs, should be made now, even if it's tough on families. but democrats think they should be continued to be funded at their current levels, even if it means passing on trillions of dollars of debt to future generat
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